Aug 24 2019

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Song of the Abyss by Makiia Lucier

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Song of the Abyss (Tower of Winds #2)

by Makiia Lucier

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release Date: August 27th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
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Ancient grievances, long-held grudges, and dangerous magic combine in this sweeping standalone fantasy perfect for fans of Tamora Pierce and Rachel Hartman.
They came in the night as she dreamt, in her berth, on a ship sailing home to del Mar. After, they would be all Reyna thought about: two carracks painted scorpion black. No emblem on either forecastle, no pennants flying above the mainmasts to hint at a kingdom of origin.
Never a good sign.
As the granddaughter of a famed navigator, seventeen-year-old Reyna has always lived life on her own terms, despite those who say a girl could never be an explorer for the royal house of St. John del Mar. She is determined to prove them wrong, and as she returns home after a year-long expedition, she knows her dream is within reach. No longer an apprentice, instead: Reyna, Master Explorer.
But when menacing raiders attack her ship, those dreams are pushed aside. Reyna’s escape is both desperate and dangerous, and when next she sees her ship, a mystery rises from the deep. The sailors–her captain, her countrymen–have vanished. To find them, Reyna must use every resource at her disposal . . . including placing her trust in a handsome prince from a rival kingdom.
Together they uncover a disturbing truth. The attack was no isolated incident. Troubling signs point to a shadowy kingdom in the north, and for once, the rulers of the Sea of Magdalen agree: something must be done. But can Reyna be brave enough to find a way?

Favorite Quotes

Between the two of us, I wonder who’s had the worst night of it.

Jeremiah, patron saints of poor students.

About the Author

Makiia is the author of historical fiction and historical fantasy for young adults. She grew up on the Pacific Island of Guam (not too far from the equator), and has degrees in journalism and library science from the University of Oregon and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Her debut novel, A Death-Struck Year, was called a “powerful and disturbing reading experience” by Publishers Weekly, and was a finalist for Germany’s top book prize for children, the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis. Her second novel, Isle of Blood and Stone, was inspired by her love of Indiana Jones movies and old, old maps.
She lives with her family in North Carolina.

Review of Song of the Abyss

Review (4.5 Stars):  I loved this story and I absolutely got lost in Reyna’s story from the very first page.  It was exciting, fun and Reyna was a character that I absolutely admired.  Her ship was attacked and when she was able to get help, she found that all the crew members were missing.  As she puts her trust in a handsome young man from a rival kingdom, they both learn the startling truth about what happened to her friends and crew members.

This book had me on the edge of my seat and I was so impressed by Reyna and Levi.  This is the second book in the series but this book can definitely be read as a stand-alone.  I’m a huge fan of pirates and I just couldn’t get enough of this story.  Now, I can’t wait to read the first book to see what I missed about this literary world.


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